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Random music news for Monday, May 6, 2024

New survey: The ideal length for a movie is 92 minutes. Discuss. As for music news for May 6, 2024, I’ll keep it to around 15 items.

  1. Top of the list today: A trial against Google could change the internet as we know it.
  2. What is a song? That’s a complicated question.
  3. What does it take to be a consistent and successful songwriter? Start by reading this.
  4. Sales of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon exploded in late April. Much of this has to do with a special Record Store Day Release.
  5. Like diss tracks? Here are the 25 best. (Via Christopher)
  6. This new company can detect AI-generated music.
  7. Universal Music Group had a very good Q1. Thank you, Taylor Swift.
  8. And Live Nation’s revenues are up 21%. Thank you, Taylor Swift.
  9. Palestine looks to figure into this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. This could get weird.
  10. Hate rowdy/unruly concert crowds? Avoid these states.
  11. Android phones are rolling out “audio emojis.”
  12. This elderly rock fan ended up in court for a weird reason.
  13. Do people in their 70s still go clubbing? They do in Brussells. (Via Sean)
  14. There’s a new arena/concert venue in the UK that just doesn’t want to open.
  15. Beyonce is turning some Gen-Zers into country music fans.
  16. “Spotify’s phony war on bots.” Discuss. (Via Walter)

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: Here’s an example of how a deaf person can learn to dance. (Sean again)

Alan Cross

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